Saturday, September 5, 2009

What has Kaylee been up to for 2 months??

Kaylee turned 2 months old this past weekend and the time sure has flown by! She has been a busy little girl growing and being loved by mommy and daddy. She smiles a lot with occasional giggles, she loves the sound of daddy's voice (even on the answering machine!), and she holds her head up strong! She just started pumping her right arm, Arsenio Hall style, which I find hilarious mainly because she looks at her arm like "what in the world are you doing?!". These last couple of days she has been gnawing and sucking on anything she can get in her mouth (fists, thumbs, arms, clothes, mommy!) and the doctor thinks she might be teething! I'm not ready for that!! I'm perfectly content with meeting milestones on time, not AHEAD of time (especially ones that involve teeth!). I now truly understand why everyone's advice has been to "enjoy the small things"...I already feel like every time I blink she's doing something new...soon she'll be in Kindergarten! ahhh!!! :)

My mom made this blanket for me when I was a baby. The fabric was from her bridesmaid dresses.

She's been sleeping through the night for about 3 weeks now. Anywhere between 7-10 hours straight!!! She takes 1-2 morning naps, and then is awake all day until it's bedtime. At night she is swaddled  but during the day she sleeps like a frog.

I lost one of my lists of shower attendees/gifts (which explains why several of you may not have received cards from me yet...that, and I'm a procrastinator) but THANK YOU to whoever gave Kaylee the hanging duck!! I think she has a future in boxing as she thoroughly enjoys punching the duck and it has provided many minutes of entertainment! In fact, it's what she is doing as I type this! The duck also seems to be her motivation to roll over! When I have placed her just out of reach of it she has gotten herself up on her side in attempt to reach it. She hasn't rolled over yet, but she's well on her way.

Aunt Mandy made this blanket for Kaylee.

She/we survived a fall down the stairs (in her car seat) a few weeks ago. It was a rainy day and I slipped on the stairs while carrying her to the truck. She bumped her head on one of the stairs so we went to the ER for a CAT scan. Luckily she was perfectly fine. Kudos to Graco car seats! :) I was more banged up than she was. She seemed to have forgotten about the fall within a few minutes of it happening. I on the other hand still have vivid, traumatic visions of her falling and hope to never test her resiliency ever again.

She also has survived many creepy people in public, including a toothless lady who promised Kaylee that she would "grab her and take her away from mommy and daddy and give her chocolate ice cream". Word to the wise, don't use the words "grab" or "take" to a parent in regards to their child. Another word of advice, too much chocolate ice cream may cause tooth loss.

This isn't a picture of Kaylee, but I'm starting to like this idea...

And incase you've been wondering about the dogs. They have been great with her! They aren't allowed in the family room where Kaylee's play gym is on the floor, but they still have free roam of the rest of the house. They're typically outside during the day (which is normal for them) and they're always inside at night. Not much has changed in their routine. They both like to sniff at Kaylee's feet if we allow them too, but they always wait until they're invited to do so. They have never actually made any physical contact (ie. nose touching her feet, licking, etc) with her...they still don't know what kind of creature she is so they keep their distance. Gunner always wants to know where she is in the house, and once he finds us he relaxes. If she's asleep in our room and he hears her make a noise, he comes to find me (he doesn't know that I have a monitor to hear her too). Gauge doesn't really care one way of the other. Just to clarify, they don't ever have access to her unless either John or I are holding her.

So much more happens on a daily basis, but I have a feeling that it's mostly exciting to me because I'm her mom. I don't want to go overboard with my "proud mommy" blogging (bragging?). :)

1 comment:

Heather said...

Wow, I don't know what's more scary - the fall down the stairs or the ice-cream kidnapper. Sheesh! Glad everyone's ok! (And good to know those car seats really work!)


During the last few weeks of pregnancy, Kate listened to Brad Paisley's new song "Then". She didn't just listen to it a few times, she obsessively played the song on repeat, learned every word, and sung it at the top of her lungs while driving. Then one day a few weeks after Kaylee was born, Kate was driving with Kaylee by themselves. Kaylee began to cry...then scream. It didn't matter how much Kate reassured her, pulled over to make sure something wasn't wrong, or attempted to hold the pacifier in place with one arm backwards while driving. It finally occurred to Kate that maybe Kaylee wants mommy to sing to her (although no one else would want this!). So Kate put track #4 on and began to sing. Kaylee immediately calmed down. Low and behold, it's not even mommy's singing that Kaylee likes! It's Brad's!